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Rock Creek EF-0 Tornado (Winston County)
  June 22, 2018


Event Summary

National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed damage in extreme 
northeastern Winston County and determined that it was consistent 
with an EF-0 tornado. The tornado began in a wooded area just east 
of the County Road 80 bridge over Rock Creek. The tornado crossed 
County 80 where a tree was uprooted. County Road 80 criss-crossed 
the tornado's path a couple times as it moved eastward. Sporadic 
tree damage occurred with several large branches broken and a few 
trees uprooted or snapped. The roof was removed from a newer large 
shed, and tin was peeled back from a couple old barns. The tornado 
continued into Cullman County and the county warning area of the 
Huntsville forecast office just west of County Road 1069. For
information on the Cullman County portion of the track, please visit
the National Weather Service Huntsville webpage.



Estimated Maximum Wind:
70 mph
Damage Path Length:
1.48 miles
Maximum Path Width:
260 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
1 NNW Sardis
at 646 pm CDT
Approximate End Point/Time:
2 NNE Sardis
at 650 pm CDT
 Radar Data & Damage Pictures
Radar Image  

This is an image of the 0.7 degree reflectivity (left) and velocity (right) data from ARMOR radar at 646 pm when the tornado touched down. Radar data courtesy of UAH.



Damage Image Damage Image

Roof Damage

Trees Damage